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SQLSaturday #89 Atlanta 2011

The schedule is out and it is a hot one.  We have a super lineup of regional and national level speakers as well as some brand new local ones.  We have Adam Machanic (blog, twitter) coming down from Boston to share his expertise.  We even managed to coax Bob Ward (blog, twitter), Senior Escalation Engineer with Microsoft Product Support services, out of his lair near Dallas to come and be one of our Featured Speakers. He is giving the same session content he gave to packed rooms at the 2010 PASS Summit.

Our Pre-cons couldn’t have better presenters.  For the BI side, we have John Welch (blog, twitter) and for the DBAs we have Kevin Kline (blog, twitter).  Both are top-level experts in their fields and are well worth the $99 pre-con fee.

The location is also top-notch.  Georgia State University has graciously allowed us use of their Alpharetta facility, normally used for MBA classes, for our event.  This lets us up the total attendee count to about 400, but it is filling up fast.

For those who still need convincing, how about some numbers:

400: Registration capacity – going fast.

42: Total Sessions (includes lunch presentations)

14: Number of MVPs Presenting

8: Total Tracks

6: Blog Sponsors

5: Number of Gold Sponsors

3: Number of Silver Sponsors

3: Number of Microsoft Employees Speaking

2: High-value Pre-conference Seminars

1: Fantastic Event


So go register and I will see you there.